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      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Turbo Etchells

    Wow.. who pissed in your corn flakes? I hope your day got better from here. Of course its going to heel more, it has more sail area.. But I dont get why you are so down on this, it was an old etchells, pretty end of life, it was never going to race one design again. And it was pretty boring to sail in stock configuration in the light winds we have. So whats the problem?? Anyway at least have a great night... Oceaneer
  2. Turbo Etchells

  3. Turbo Etchells

    Lol... Yes we have 2 Melges 24 kites, one reacher and a runner... The boat is really fun with the kite up, not so manoeuvrable, and we have had some very exciting round ups, but hey this is supposed to be fun right??
  4. Turbo Etchells

    doubt it... and we have made some shape changes. But have a great day.
  5. Turbo Etchells

    New Sails...
  6. bwaaahaaahaaa!!

    If only Rimas was along for the ride... and I mean Ride.
  7. bwaaahaaahaaa!!

    This is going to be a great book!!!!!..... WOW...
  8. ......another ferro-cement boat thread

    ferrocement,,, This just seems to bring out all the nut jobs. There are good ferro hulls, and there are good ferro boats. But that one aint one of them. A good ferro boat should not look like a ferro boat. It should look like a well-finished wood/glass/steel boat. Fair lines, no bumps, no dimples and especially no weeping cracks. But remember that the hull is one of the cheapest parts of the boat, and from the pictures, they sure did not put any money into the fittings. So if they cheaped out on the fittings do you really think that they did not go with the "Value " option on the hull? I have lived aboard a Ferro Boat, and sailed quite a few, most were pigs and some of the ones I have seen are outright dangerous. 2 of them I have seen were actually good boats. But the other 75-100 are all not good boats. For your case find a neglected Catalina 38, or Ericson and fix it up. In the end, you will have something that is worth the effort. That large cement tub will bleed you dry, and keep coming back for more, and the current owner will laugh all the way to the bank... or just run off. The place for that boat is a dive site. The cash vacuum is already trying to suck the cash out of your wallet. Run Run...
  9. Snoop Trawler PNW

  10. Snoop Trawler PNW

    Ian Ross... I did a quick good search looking for his designs... but no go. Anyone else have info?
  11. Snoop Trawler PNW

    Its a really coll boat.. I would love to find a GA.
  12. Snoop Trawler PNW

  13. Snoop Trawler PNW

    Ok its not a sailboat... but last summer we saw a cool trawler in the gulf islands called SNOOP.. Blue hull, boat deck forward, very salty looking, about 40ft.. ish?? I cant find anything online, I think she is concrete.. anyway just really curious. ANy info?
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So are you Jean or Shannon?
  15. Turbo Etchells

    So the turbo has started... Lessons so far 1) Masthead kites are fun 2) Steerage is optional 3) We need a bigger jib 4) Damm, there is a lot of string on this boat We have named the boat Squidzilla. Oceaneer